“There are many reasons people do not get screened for HIV, or do not return to find out the results of their screenings,” said State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP. “Together with Walgreens, we want to reduce those reasons by making it convenient for people to get screened, get results within minutes and get access to care if necessary.”
Here in Richmond, you can get tested at 4845 S. Laburnum Ave. Richmond VA 23231, in RVA’s east end.
Give them a call at 804-226-4581 for hours of operation.
A total of 13 Walgeens locations will offer the service on a walk-in basis. You can call ahead to find out hours the tests are provided. To find the nearest Walgreens offering HIV testing services, consumers can visit www.greaterthan.org/virginia.
“At Walgreens we are committed to helping people living with HIV improve their quality of life and that begins with access to testing services and care,” said Glen Pietrandoni, Walgreens senior director of virology. “Working with VDH, we are pleased to help empower customers to know their status and take control of their health. Our specially-trained pharmacists can provide a safe,
The free testing is part of the “Greater Than AIDS” Campaign launched in 2009 as a response to the continued spread of HIV/AIDS.
For more information about HIV/AIDS and locations for confidential testing, contact the Disease Prevention Hotline toll-free at (800) 533-4148.
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